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Syriska Muslimska Brödraskapet, En genusresa
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, History of Religions.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood has since the start of the Syrian uprising in March 2011 moved from a low-key position in exile to become one of the main actors in the political opposition. There appears to be a consensus among researchers today on the democratic commitment of the Syrian Brotherhood. However, ambiguity remains regarding its commitment towards gender equality, women’s rights and participation. This essay focuses on the gender discourse of the Syrian Brotherhood’s leadership, according to its policy-documents, from 2004 – 2013. By applying a critical discourse analysis, a movement from a more Islamist, exclusionary discourse in 2004 towards a more inclusive, feminist inspired discourse in 2013 becomes apparent. Nonetheless, traditional gender roles linger and more Islamist and pan-Arab, pan-Islamic discourses are not distant features. The movement of the gender discourse towards greater inclusion confirms claims made by democratic theorists on inclusion and moderation.

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2014. , 54 p.
Keyword [sv]
Syriska Muslimska Brödraskapet, Syrien, Genusdiskurs, Kritisk Diskursanalys, Genusroller, Kvinnors roller, Kvinnligt deltagande, Islamism, Islam, Demokrati, Pluralism, Politisk moderering, Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, Gender discourse, Critical Discourse Analysis, Gender roles, Women’s roles, Women’s participation, Islamism, Islam, Democracy, Pluralism, Political moderation
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History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226091OAI: diva2:723842
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History of Religions
Available from: 2014-06-16 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2014-06-16Bibliographically approved

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